The Balsillie Papers provides clear, concise, peer-reviewed articles about today’s most complex issues in global governance and international affairs.


Fostering a sustainable recovery in spite of ‘preconditions’: Five questions that need answering

William White, Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto, former Chairman of the OECD Economic and Development Review Committee, Head of the Monetary and Economic Department at the Bank for International Settlements, and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada

building reflection


Homeless woman in medical mask sits in an underground passage near a closed subway.

Canada’s Responses to COVID-19: Impacts on Vulnerable Populations Experiencing Housing Insecurity

Alexandra Giorgis-Audrain and Neil Arya
Canada needs a long-term solution to homelessness.
Doctor giving encouragement to elderly patient

The Long-term Care Pandemic: International Perspectives on COVID-19 and the Future of Nursing Homes

John P. Hirdes, Anja Declercq, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Brant E. Fries, Leon Geffen, George Heckman, Terry Lum, Brigette Meehan, Nigel Millar and John N. Morris
Five major changes to long-term care can protect the elderly from the ravages of infectious disease and provide a greater quality of care and quality of life.
Polar Bear dipping a paw in the water

An Arctic Focus for Canada’s Post-COVID Multilateralist Posture

Ariela St-Pierre-Collins, Carly MacArthur and Khurram Shamim
A renewed commitment to the Arctic Council should serve as a defining feature of Canada’s multilateral positioning moving forward.